Doris Weatherford, author and women's history expert, to speak at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 18, 2005) - Florida Southern College's Women's Studies Program and The Center for Florida History welcome Doris Weatherford, author and women's history expert, to the Florida Southern campus on March 29. Weatherford will discuss her book "Real Women of Tampa and Hillsborough County from Prehistory to Millennium." The lecture will start at 7 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room, and the author will sign copies of her book following the program.
An acclaimed author and expert in women's history, Doris Weatherford has been widely recognized for her work. In 1998, the 150th anniversary of the suffragist movement, she was honored by the House of Representatives for her contribution to the continuing legacy of women's history. She received one of five awards conferred by the Florida Commission on Human Relations at Florida's Annual Civil Rights Conference in 1995. In 1994, she received the National Order of Women Legislators Hall of Fame Award.
Weatherford's other publications include "A History of Women in the United States: State by State Reference"; "A History of the American Suffragist Movement"; "Women's Almanac 2000"; "Milestones: A Chronology of American Women's History"; "American Women's History: An A-Z of People, Organization, Issues and Events"; "American Women in World War II"; and "Foreign and Female: Immigrant Women in America, 1840-1920."
The book talk and signing are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact 863-680-3001.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.